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updating drivers, do i have enough ram?

jasond19

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#1
updating vid card drivers, i meet all requirmnts except they said i need 256mb ram, i only have 190mb of phycl ram... can i factor in my virtual memry or is that a bad idea? i know i need to install more ram, thanks for ur help
 

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Patonb

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#2
You should be fine....can you post your link to the driver to double check?
 

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jasond19

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#4
i think il wait and see ur reply, dont trust my judgmnt to much yet, lol
 

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Patonb

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#5
Okay, thats the amount of ram your system has.......

Vista needs atleast 512meg, more like 1Gig is normal back when your system was built.

If you right click on computer in the start menu, and click properties, it will tell you how much you have..
 

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    Evga SR-2 // Gigabyte x58a-ud3r
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    12Gig Corsair XMS3 // 6Gig OCZ Gold
    Graphics Card(s)
    gtx 560 ti // gtx 260-216
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual 22" // Headless
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    OCZ aGILITY 3, 120Gig + Seagate 500Gig x 2
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    Silverstone da700 // Corsair 520hx
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    Rosewill BlackHawk Ultra // Antec 900v1
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    Twin CM Hyper 212+ // Noctua NH-u12
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jasond19

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#6
yea i only have 1gb of ram, what do u suggest?
 

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americancritic

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#7
Hello jasond19 my system came with only 4 gigs of ram but I maxed it out so I am running 8GB and I do notice a big differance and now days ram is pretty cheap, your good where your at but as for me I would add some.
 

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ilikefree

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#8
Vista can only use about 3GB
 

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richc46

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#9
Ilikefree is correct. If you are using 32 bit, then only about 3gb of ram.
If you mean 64 bit then a lot more can be used.
 

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jasond19

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#10
yea thats on the list more ram. 1 more question, is there any way to turn windows automatic updates on for driver updates?
 

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richc46

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jasond19

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#12
so how do u guys just magicly were them helpful little links are, lol
 

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richc46

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jasond19

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#14
when you say go to the manufactur, do you mean the manufactur of the driver, or my computer?
 

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richc46

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#15
Mfg of the Driver
For example
Intel
 

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jasond19

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#16
got it ty
 

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    Generic PnP Monitor (1440x900@60Hz) Mobile Intel(R) 945 Expr

Patonb

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#17
Actually its the manufactuer of the item i go to.... Except for the video card. BUT I'd go to the system maker for Intel video czards.

Back to your question, that driver is fine if its for the right gpu.
 

My Computer

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  • CPU
    Dual L5639 // i7 950 @ 4.0Ghz
    Motherboard
    Evga SR-2 // Gigabyte x58a-ud3r
    Memory
    12Gig Corsair XMS3 // 6Gig OCZ Gold
    Graphics Card(s)
    gtx 560 ti // gtx 260-216
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual 22" // Headless
    Hard Drives
    OCZ aGILITY 3, 120Gig + Seagate 500Gig x 2
    PSU
    Silverstone da700 // Corsair 520hx
    Case
    Rosewill BlackHawk Ultra // Antec 900v1
    Cooling
    Twin CM Hyper 212+ // Noctua NH-u12
    Other Info
    Acer 8930 laptop with x9100...

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